Christopher M. Ray

Learn More
BACKGROUND Deceased cardiac donors (DCDs) have become a useful source of organs for liver transplantation; nevertheless, there are concerns about the longevity of these grafts. The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to resuscitate DCD porcine livers as a preclinical model using hepatocyte isolation and(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between first year college men’s religious preference (Catholic, Protestant, or none) and their level of moral development as measured by the Defining Issues TestShort Form (Rest, 1986). Data analyses were conducted based upon results for 161 in-coming college men. Results of an analysis of variance(More)
We read with interest the recent paper by Webb et al. that described the utility of a written ‘quit-pack’ intervention to increase smoking cessation prior to elective surgery. This before-and-after study highlights an important area of modifiable patient-related risk factor optimization that can be achieved by using a simple and costeffective intervention.(More)
Functional decrements associated with increasing aging may restrict daily activities and require use of tools (e.g., canes and walkers) for postural control and locomotion. Therefore, we examined older adults' ability to plan reach movements with their arm and tools of 20 and 40 cm in length. Twenty-seven participants between the ages of 55 and 92 years(More)
BACKGROUND Individuals with diabetic neuropathy sway more than control individuals while standing. This review specifically evaluated whether peripheral sensory neuropathy can be the only fundamental reason accounting for significant increased sway within this population. METHODS Twenty-six experimental articles were selected using MEDLINE and reference(More)
BACKGROUND This study reports on the development of a novel method for achieving ex vivo reanimation of hearts from a porcine donation after circulatory death (DCD) model without the use of donor pretreatment. METHODS Porcine hearts (n = 23) were procured 10-29 min after confirmation of asystole. All hearts underwent initial flush with AQIX RS-I solution(More)
  • 1